Subsonic is designed to handle very
large music collections (hundreds of gigabytes).
Although optimized for MP3 streaming, it works for
any audio or video format that can stream over HTTP,
for instance AAC and OGG. By using
plug-ins, Subsonic supports
on-the-fly conversion and streaming of virtually any
audio format, including WMA, FLAC, APE, Musepack,
WavPack, Shorten and OptimFROG.
If you have constrained bandwidth,
you may set an upper limit for the bitrate of the
music streams. Subsonic will then automatically
resample the music to a suitable bitrate.
In addition to being a streaming
media server, Subsonic works very well as a local
jukebox. The intuitive web interface, as well as
search and index facilities, are optimized for
efficient browsing through large media libraries.
Subsonic also comes with an integrated Podcast
receiver, with many of the same features as you find
Based on Java technology, Subsonic
runs on most platforms, including Windows, Mac,
Linux and Unix variants.
Subsonic is open-source software